BALAS® is a steady state simulation package for chemical processes with emphasis on pulp and paper. The software has been developed at Technical Research Centre of Finland over the last 20 years and several Finnish paper mills, engineering companies and equipment manufacturers currently use it.
SimulationStore is a web portal that provides an easy access to VTT’s and its partners' Modelling and Simulation (M&S) offering.
- In these pages you can find information about the computational tools and related M&S services provided by VTT.
- By registering to the web pages you can download the installers of the computational tools and different plug-in products.
- In addition you can manage your own licenses related to these products.
- Some of the VTT’s computational tools include Simupedia features. It is also possible to publish interactive models to the SimulationStore using this functionality.
Model checking is an efficient formal method for the verification of hardware and software designs. Based on model checking, VTT offers a service for verifying that automation system software design fulfils stated requirements. The difference to more common verification methods (like testing or simulation) is that all the possible executions of the system model are taken into account. Exhaustive analysis means that hidden design errors can be found in systems that have already undergone verification through conventional means.
Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is a systematic and comprehensive methodology to assess the risks of complex systems. PRA is an essential part of the safety management in safety-critical industries, such as the nuclear industry, power production, process industry and transportation. PRA provides vital information to evaluate the importance of critical functions, identify weaknesses in technological systems, and optimise and balance design, operation and maintenance. In the nuclear domain, PRA is used to continuously find ways to improve safety, justify plant modifications, optimise annual maintenance revisions and fulfil regulations.
Training on the use of the SULCA software is available from the supplier. Training of SULCA software can be one day or more, and can be ordered along the purchase of the licences of SULCA or separately. The training is provided by VTT LCA expert and it can take place either at Customer’s place or at VTT . The content (e.g. SULCA basics, example cases and/or customer’s cases), place and time should be agreed together in more detail.
Identification of novel enzymes with specific function by conducting homology based database searches.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a powerful and affordable tool to enable deep understanding of and to design various industrial flow processes such as combustion in boiler furnaces, chemical reactors and other mixing processes. VTT offers a wide range of expertise in CFD modelling and simulation of combustion and other industrial processes and equipment. The development and computationally efficient implementation of models describing the relevant physical and chemical phenomena is an essential part of our research work.
To gain further benefit around the use of SULCA there are various kind of services and expertise available.
To achieve most beneficial use of SULCA and services supported by it, a multidesign approach can be applied (figure below). We provide comprehensive sustainability assessment services with over 20 years of experience, and offer our customers information on their environmental impacts and overall environmental performance. Our expertise is in finding optimisation potentials of new products, industrial processes and technologies. We cover environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.
The SULCA 4.2 software allows the user to perform LCAs including life-cycle inventory (LCI) and impact assessment (LCIA) calculations, as well as to present the calculation results in a comprehensible manner through its unique reports and charts. With this software, calculation of footprints e.g. carbon footprint is transparent and easy.
SULCA 4.2 is fast and easy to use, offering the following:
System dynamics is a methodology for understanding the behaviour of complex dynamic systems belonging to different domains. Simantics System Dynamics is a free, open source system dynamics modelling and simulation software. The software has an intuitive and easy to use Eclipse based graphical user interface which allows you to configure the whole model structure graphically. In addition to supporting all the common system dynamics modelling operations, the software includes many advanced features, such as structural reusable components, multidimensional variables, and sensitivity analysis.